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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Elite Drivers Provide Tips for Work Zone Awareness Week

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— /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations is urging motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zone areas. With National Work Zone Awareness Week 2014 marking the 15th anniversary of this life-saving safety campaign, elite drivers with millions of accident-free miles are educating the public on how to stay safe. 

National Work Zone Awareness Week 2014 runs from April 7-11.

America's Road Team Captains, professional truck drivers selected for their impressive driving records and commitment to safety, are sharing their wealth of experience from the road. With four of every five victims in a work zone crash being motorists, these tips can help save lives on our nation's highways.

Work Zone Driving Safety Tips for Motorists:

  • Expect the Unexpected – Speed limits may be reduced, traffic lanes may be changed, and people may be working on or near the road.
  • Speeding is one of the major causes of work zone crashes.
  • Don't Tailgate – Keep a safe following distance between you and the car ahead.
  • Keep a Safe Distance from Construction Workers – and equipment.
  • Pay Attention to Posted Signs – Warning signs are there to help guide you, use them.
  • Stay Alert and Avoid Distracted Driving – Work zones present extra challenges and obstacles. Motorists need to pay attention to the road and their surroundings.
  • – Schedule your trip with plenty of extra time. Expect delays and leave early so you...

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